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  1. atomic says

    What is this, 1995? Because that was around the last time I heard of gay people as having an “alternative lifestyle.”

    Get with the program. I have a LIFE, not a “lifestyle.” And there’s nothing “alternative” about it. That word implies a conscious choice where none exists.

  2. Joe says

    I wish I knew how to donate to Glen Ortmann DIRECTLY to help him find a place to live and get him off the streets. He sounds like a nice guy who is just down on his luck.

  3. jeremy says

    It cringes me when you still hear the terms like “alternative lifestyle” or “anti-homosexual” from people- it’s like they are reluctant to say those words in front of camera. What are we gonna do with those Southern people?

  4. manny says

    So we what to be treated as equals and the majority here feel the need to sexualize their response regard Mr. Ortmann’s situation. So common and 1970’s typical.

  5. JFE says

    How exactly does a gay homeless person have an alternative lifestyle compared to straight homeless people? Seems like being homeless is enough of an alternative lifestyle.

  6. atomic says

    @Manny: I didn’t sexualize Mr. Ortmann in my response, but I have no problem with those who do. He is reasonably young, healthy-looking, and attractive. That naturally leads me (and many others) to wonder about the circumstances surrounding his homelessness. To not ask this question is to be willfully blind to the realities of society–that attractive people DO have more doors opened for them. It may not be how things should be, but it is how things are–across ALL segments of society, not just among gay men.

    So chill out. Oh, and learn how to write grammatically correct English.

  7. THE QUEEN says

    CAREFUL MY DEARS. I KNOW HE’S HOT AND ALL THAT BUT COULD BE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS. COMPASSIONATE QUEENS GET OFFED BY PICKING UP HOMELESS AND TRANSIENTS ALL THE TIME. IF YOU WANT TO CLEAN HIM UP, TAKE HIM TO THE BATHS, ETC.

  8. johnny says

    His situation could be the result of so many different things… meth, heroin, crime, etc.. it’s sort of stupid to assume anything until you really know. I’d hate to see someone try and “rescue” him, only to become victims themselves because they did not do enough background on the guy.

    I do feel bad for him, either way. We can thank Reagan (yes, this much later) for homeless shelters and institutions like that losing funding and going away.

  9. manny says

    @Atomic.. You amuse me. You give the green light to sexualizing a situation because of his looks? It is to be expected for gay men to make these types of remarks because of their nature? Please responded back with some more lame platitudes.

  10. Sarina says

    It’s amazing. Even the homeless? You don’t have a roof over your head and you still worry about the gays? Sometimes I’m shocked by how much hatred some people can have.

  11. atomic says

    Manny wrote:
    “You amuse me. You give the green light to sexualizing a situation because of his looks? It is to be expected for gay men to make these types of remarks because of their nature? Please responded back with some more lame platitudes.”

    HAHAHAHA. You are such an idiot that you use words whose meaning you don’t actually know, on top of composing a completely incoherent argument. I only decided to respond and QUOTE your message because I wanted to take the time out of my day to laugh at your stupidity.

  12. Francis says

    A horrible story. Given around 40% of people homeless are LGBT, and the streets are notoriously both violent and anti-gay, especially given this is Tennessee, this is a story we should really feel some sort of resonance towards. This is why it’s so important to have LGBT safe houses to house homeless LGBT/non-gender conforming individuals. Because gay people are basically target #1 on the streets. Well, gay people are target #1 in Tennessee without doubt.

    Yes, he’s a cute guy but that’s neither here nor there. Hopefully there is a way to contact him and donate some money. Every little bit could go a long way.

  13. Jack M says

    There are many reasons to be homeless. This guy may just have lost his job and the money ran out. Nowadays, even decent people can find themselves homeless, so let’s not judge.

  14. Francis says

    So, do any of you who are saying he could stay with you actually live in Tennessee or near the state or is that basically a proposition? Not playing dumb but I want to see if any of you would actually back that up and help this young man.

  15. snowisfuns says

    We’re only hearing the gay’s side of story. He possibly is telling truth but it’s also possible he was harassing the man or committed assault and battery on the man before man reacted by bashing gay. Most gay bashings are men reacting to crimes the gays first did and Harvey B. Milk commited homosexual statutory rape on 16 year old boy and DJ WHite by killing Harvey B. Milk in 1978 did what California legal system failed to do to Milk in 1964.

  16. snowisfuns says

    Again, we’re only hearing the gay’s side of the story and while it’s possible the homo’s story is true it’s also possible homo committed crime before he got hit. It’s possible that the gay was asking others for sex in bathroom before he was bashed & if this is what happened, then no sympathy for the homo. But with ‘gay bashings’ if a homosexual is going to be antisocial such as if a homo is going to ask other men for sex in bathrooms, if a gay is going to repeatedly propose after a man said no or if a gay is going to pinch a man’s butt or groin against will, then there’s no need for a man to tolerate this because the gay in these 3 cases is committing crimes and if a man in these 3 cases bashes or even kills gay, then he did so reacting to crime the gay did-whether the man’s reaction with ‘gay panic defense’ is justified or excess is a jury topic. With ‘gay bashings’ each case is different and must be judged individually.

  17. sandisbetter says

    @snowisfun: Let’s say I’m in a straight club with some of my straight friends & a girl comes up to me and pinches my ass, by your logic I could punch her lights out – you’re an idiot!

  18. rk says

    Can someone educate those southern rednecks about the correct use of terms for LGBT. How offensive “alternative lifestyle” and “anti-homosexual”. Hopefully, a local LGBT group can help him. Being gay in the backwards redneck South doesn’t help.

  19. snowisfuns says

    Sandisbetter, women wouldn’t want to pinch your ass because you’re a drug junky homosexual like METHEW Wayne Shepard was. But if a homo is going to pinch a man’s butt or groin against will, then the homosexual is committing minimum assault & battery if intent isn’t sexual. If the man reacts by punching the gay once or twice in the face then man is self-defense. Now if man reacts by killing the gay, yes, it’s hard to justify but a jury must decide.

    These cases are unpredictable and if the gay is high on drugs & or has a violent history when he pinches a man’s butt or groin against will, then a case can be made that a man who reacts by killing the gay was self-defending against something more violent gay was trying to do. It’s possible for a homosexual to 1 minute be asking a man repeatedly for sex or pinching a man’s butt or groin against will and then unpredictably the homosexual can get violent because he didn’t get what he wanted. A jury must decide each case after hearing both prosecutor and defense whether man’s reaction was justified or excess and if it’s excess then what degree.

    Again, it’s a crime to grab a person’s butt, groin or boobs against will-minimum assault & battery if intent isn’t sexual but something more serious such as sex abuse if it is. There’s no need for a man to say no to this and I have no sympathy for gays who get bashed after the gay commits indecent exposure or pinches a man’s butt or groin against will-the gay committed a crime andhe got bashed for it. Sandisbetter has smoked too many drugs.

    With this Tennessee case again, we’re only hearing the gay’s story, which is possibly true but it’s also possible the gay is saying this for sympathy & again, if this gay got bashed after gay committed a crime such as indecent exposure, then no sympathy. Circumstances can be different from what we’re reading here.

  20. jhr459 says

    We really need to take care of our own. Why can’t the affluent gay citizens of each major city establish some sort of housing – much like housing for women seeking to flee from abusive domestic partners. And it needs to happen soon – I am going to talk to my ex husband who is one of those rich gays that could write a check to get this started.

  21. Oz in OK says

    *sigh* If there was a way to get some financial help over to him, I’d do it. Hopefully this story will get some traction and Glen will get the help he needs to get back on his feet.

  22. ohboy says

    If we can help a bus monitor mercilessly teased at her job, we can also help a homeless man, a victim of homophobic violence. Anyone know how to set up an Indiegogo donation campaign? Whatever his circumstances, the guy needs a roof over his head. Once a proper campaign is set up, perhaps all of us can help make this story viral.

  23. Andy says

    Surely there’s a sugar daddy out there who would scoop him up outta the Nashville ghetto… but he’s probably addicted to a controlled substance, and wouldn’t last long.

  24. ratbastard says

    WTF is wrong with some people on here? The dude is a HUMAN BEING an unless he’s done something very reprehensible should be treated with respect, not be used and fetishized [word?] because he’s ‘hot’.

    All kinds of people become homeless for many different reasons. I hope the dude gets back on his feat and hopefully some DECENT person[s] and organization can help him out.

  25. Mark says

    I wrote to the reporter who covered this story to see if there was some way to help Glen, if a fund had been set up, etc. I haven’t heard back… I also found what appeared to be a possible email address for Glen; it turned out to be defunct.

  26. Regan DuCasse says

    I always hate hearing about a homeless person being abused. They are exceptionally vulnerable and it’s so cruel to add on their already terrible situation.
    Anyone who can do that, deserves to be locked up for good.
    It’s always best to be cautious about offering your home to someone. It’s best to point them to PUBLIC services for the homeless.
    I took in the gay son of a famous homophobe, after a celebrity comedian called for pleas of support for him.
    That gay guy turned out to be a liar, thief and he robbed me. He’d left and was too far away for the police to do anything. And he wasn’t THIS down and out.

    So, caution is warranted with complete strangers. Even in this case.
    Although we are well aware the plight of homelessness, especially among gay youth, is an even more persistent issue.

  27. Diogenes Arktos says

    @DannyEastVillage: “chalk up another one for the christians.”

    Huh? Perhaps it’s because I’m not a Southerner, but up in the North, even religious homeless shelters will take in LGBT people, most offering (but not compelling!) religious services – the better for their fundraising. It’s truly sad that at this time of year the shelters are already too full to take him in.

  28. andrew says

    @Atomic: You read about a man being beaten senseless because of his “alternative life style” and what seems to bother you is the use of that chacterization of gay life. You sound like a real piece of work.

  29. acevdo says

    I’m always amazed when I still hear that phrase “alternative lifestyle”. There is no one universal gay “lifestyle”, we have lives. It makes it seem like we are all living this underground nefarious dark life. I wonder if this writer still calls Asians “Orientals”?

  30. acevdo says

    @snowisfuns – Even if this homeless guy did proposition a straight guy, is that cause for beating the s out of him?? Straight men grope and touch women without their permission all the time and most women just walk away-they don’t stab the guy. I know some straight guys get hostile when gay guys look them up and down but guess what? Straight guys have been doing this to women for years and get away with it!!

  31. RBearSAT says

    LOL at the comments on this story. A social media troll, a bunch of trolls wanting to be “sugar daddies” to the young man, and a bunch of bitter folks offended by the term “alternative lifestyle” missing the real story because of the PC rants of the LGBT community.

    I hope the young man finds a good community in Nashville. I’ve seen young men like him in San Antonio and some make it and some don’t. Those that do were looking to to better their lives and found the right resources. Those that didn’t found the wrong folks at the bars and ended up back on the streets in worse condition.

    The bottom line is the bashing was a hate crime. The young man hopefully will find the right path. As for the rest of you in here, oh well.

  32. snowisfuns says

    Regan DuCasse is Black Crack junky who is an apologist for the Black crack junky Crystal Gail Mangum who falsely accused several men of rape. Regan DuCasse’s also an apologist for DeFarra Gaymon, the homo who was committing indecency in park and who tried to attack a cop before he was shot and killed. Regan DuCasse is also an apologist for homosexual statutory rapist Harvey B. Milk and Regan DuCasse is an apologist for homosexual coward Stephen Starr who sexually abused a 19 year old mentally handicapped kid in February 2011 by putting drugs in the kid’s drink before that mentally handicapped kid shot & killed Stephen Starr while he slept and then axed his body. Regan DuCasse farts and shits on other women during sex-Regan DuCasse and Pam Spaulding are 2 Black crack lesbians junkies.

    & yes, Harvey Bernard Milk was a homosexual statutory rapist of a 16 year old boy in 1964 and that was admitted by his friend Randy Shilts. Randy Shilts predictably saw nothing wrong with Harvey Milk having sex with 16 year old boy but made excusees for this-Sandisbetter is a drug junky homo and had no interest to visit Sandisbetter’s link-my guess is hat Sandisbetter’s drugs look like Sand and Sanisbetter does smelly farts & shits which look like sand. Back to Harvey B. Milk, Harvey B. Milk’s deed in 1964 gets no sympathy and no sympathy for Harvey B. Milk getting killed by DJ White in 1978.

    With this gay bashing victim again, we’re only hearing his side of story. Sure his gay basher would have a different story. But if it’s true that this homosexual was harassing other men such as in a bathroom before he got bashed, then no sympathy for the homo. Since this gay’s homeless, it’s possible that he is a drug junky or is a drunkard and we don’t know why he is homeless. Not concluding that this gay was committing indecent exposure before he got bashed but saying that we only know the gay’s side of the story and it’s no surpris he would show himself as an innocent victim.

  33. snowfun says

    Acevdo, if a man were to grab a woman’s butt or boobs against her will, then it’s crime assault & battery for which he’ll go to jail for if the woman calls the cops & he is convicted. A woman would have a right to use any reasonable force to end the this. Just because woman doesn’t call cops doesn’t change fact that it’s a crime.

    So if it’s true that this gay was harassing other men for sex such as repeatedly proposing after man said no or asking a man for sex in bathroom then the gay was committing harassment crime for which man reacted violently and bashed the gay. If this is so, then no sympathy for the gay bashed here as he committed a crime and the man reacted violently. & Acevdo, these situations are unpredictable. Its possible for gay to first harass a man for sex and then get violent if the gay didn’t get what he wanted. A case can be made that a man who bashes or kills a gay after the gay harassed him for sex was defending himself from something more serious the ay was trying to do. But Acevdo, each gay bashing case is different and judge individually.

    Not concluding the gay in this TN story was harassing other men in public restroom but as the gay was homeless, then he most likely is a drug junky. Hope you’re not saying Acevdo that if a gay harasses another man in a bathroom, etc. that the man should tolerate it. Again Acevdo,what you ignore with my scenarios is that the gay is committing crimes which caused the gay bashing even if you call it proposition.

  34. snowfun says

    Acevdo, if a man were to grab a woman’s butt or boobs against her will, then it’s crime assault & battery for which he’ll go to jail for if the woman calls the cops & he is convicted. A woman would have a right to use any reasonable force to end the this. Just because woman doesn’t call cops doesn’t change fact that it’s a crime.

    So if it’s true that this gay was harassing other men for sex such as repeatedly proposing after man said no or asking a man for sex in bathroom then the gay was committing harassment crime for which man reacted violently and bashed the gay. If this is so, then no sympathy for the gay bashed here as he committed a crime and the man reacted violently. & Acevdo, these situations are unpredictable. Its possible for gay to first harass a man for sex and then get violent if the gay didn’t get what he wanted. A case can be made that a man who bashes or kills a gay after the gay harassed him for sex was defending himself from something more serious the ay was trying to do. But Acevdo, each gay bashing case is different and judge individually.

    Not concluding the gay in this TN story was harassing other men in public restroom but as the gay was homeless, then he most likely is a drug junky. Hope you’re not saying Acevdo that if a gay harasses another man in a bathroom, etc. that the man should tolerate it. Again Acevdo,what you ignore with my scenarios is that the gay is committing crimes which caused the gay bashing even if you call it proposition.

  35. snowfun says

    1 other thing Acevdo though it’s repeat, gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are useless, inferior and bad in and of itself. Sex is supposed to be limited to penis/vaginal sex between man & woman+it’s mainly supposed to be about woman pleasuring man. Once woman hits menopause, it’s best for man to find younger and prettier woman to have sex with. Regan DuCasse who does smelly gas is a Black Crack Junky. Finally they should abolish sterilizations though pro-choice on abortion. All things =, most men would wanto have sex with a woman with all parts intact vs. a woman who has been spayed like an animal.

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